Saturday, April 19, 2008

Democrats Take the Lead in Analyzing and Disseminating the Facts About Widewaters

What's really going on with Widewaters? The Columbia County Democrats' Issue Development Committee is keeping a watchful eye on the goings-on surrounding the Greenport Commons development. Virginia Martin, who chairs the committee, has assembled a great deal of information on this website.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

My View by Supervisor William Hughes Jr. Published in the Register-Star


My View

Columbia County Democrats, who are we, what do we stand for? The late Ron Brown put it best when he wrote, the common thread of Democratic history, from Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton, has been an abiding faith in the judgment of hardworking American families, and a commitment to helping the excluded, the disenfranchised and the poor strengthen our nation by earning themselves a piece of the American dream.

As elected Democratic leaders here in Columbia County, we continue to fight for the poor and disenfranchised by amending old legislation and insisting on open government.
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Friday, April 4, 2008

Letter by Virginia Martin On the Hudson Correctional Facility printed in Register-Star April 2, 2008


Congratulations to the HCF community. Now, let’s review the facts.

To the editor:

As a Democrat, I’m immensely relieved to learn that the Hudson Correctional Facility will not be closed. I’m delighted that the families of the correctional officers and the other staff that work there can breathe a deep, and overdue, sigh of relief.

Now, I think it’s necessary that another perspective about this ill-fated initiative, which had its roots as a good, fiscally conscious, taxpayer-friendly, cost-cutting mechanism that would save us all tax dollars, be laid out there for readers.
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